Monday, May 21, 2007

George Bush, not irrelevant!

Alren Specter thinks W.'s good buddy Al "waterboard" Gonzales could step down this week before the Senate takes a no confidence vote. AP reports:

"Specter, of Pennsylvania, the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said he believed a 'sizable number' of GOP lawmakers would join Democrats in expressing their lack of confidence in the attorney general. "

That crazy old coot can't make up his mind. He's been trying real hard to follow the party line on Gonzales, but apparently, James Comey's testimony last week about Gonzales' bedside manner shocked him out of his Depends.

As usual, as soon as he departs from the reservation the White House questions his intelligence and or sanity:

"White House spokesman Tony Fratto said yesterday that Gonzales would not be affected by a potential vote of no confidence. 'As for no-confidence votes, maybe senators need a refresher course on American civics,' Fratto said while with Bush at his Texas ranch. 'I think you find no-confidence votes in parliamentary systems, not the American system of government.'"

You see, crazy old Arlen Specter has only been in the Senate since 1980, so he needs to be lectured on American civics by some media flack from the White House.

Just like former president Jimmy Carter: He told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: "As far as the adverse impact on the nation around the world, this administration has been the worst in history."

Even worse, on the BBC . . .

"Mr Carter [said] Mr Blair's backing for US President George W Bush had been 'apparently subservient'. He said the UK's 'almost undeviating' support for 'the ill-advised policies of President Bush in Iraq had been a major tragedy for the world.'"

He's broken the unwritten law of the former president's club! It's bad enough he left the reservation on the Israel thing but, this is unforgivable.

Again, Tony Flacko, is on point:

"I think it's sad that president Carter's reckless personal criticism is out there. I think it's unfortunate. And I think he is proving to be increasingly irrelevant with these kinds of comments.'"

See, one of only four living former presidents; a Nobel Peace Prize winner; a man who builds homes for homeless people all over the world; a man other countries trust so much they ask him to validate their democratic elections; is now irrelevant.

He's irelevant, I think Tony oughtot look at this latst poll:

AP: "It's gloomy out there. Men and women, whites and minorities - all are feeling a war-weary pessimism about the country seldom shared by so many people. Only 25 percent of those surveyed said things in the United States were going in the right direction, according to an AP-Ipsos poll conducted this month.

Asked in April why they felt things were veering in the wrong direction, 33 percent overall volunteered that it was the war and 25 percent blamed poor leadership. Nine percent faulted the economy, 8 percent a loss of moral values, and 5 percent gasoline prices."

The hidden headline of this story, is this bit:

"Those who think the United States is heading in the right direction tend to be white male Republicans in strong financial situations, who say they sense a solid economy and are satisfied with the country's leadership."

Naturally, that's W.'s base. These are the people he and his loyal majorities in Congress have been working for all these years. That's the GOP's consituency. Anyone who can look at the mess they've created and think things are going great, obvioulsy is insolated by a big green wall of money made from the sweat of other people labor.


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